Re: (OT) The Importance of Getting the Casing Right

From: Werner LEMBERG (
Date: Tue May 06 2008 - 09:59:23 CDT

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    > > Huh? Casing changes the interpretation of text,
    > An amusing example of the effect casing can exert on interpretation
    > is the following minimal pair of German clauses:
    > - Er hat in Moskau liebe Genossen. (=At Moskow, he has dear Comrades)
    > - Er hat in Moskau Liebe genossen. (=At Moskow, he has enjoyed love)

    Or the headline in a newspaper:

      Der Gefangene floh! (The prisoner escaped!)
      Der gefangene Floh! (The imprisoned flea!)


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